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Rajnath Singh: Indian politician
Rajnath Singh is an Indian politician serving as the Defence Minister of India. He is the former President of Bharatiya Janata Party. He has previously served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and as a Cabinet Minister in the Vajpayee Government. He was the Home Minister in the First Modi Ministry. He has also served as the President of the BJP twice, 2005 to 2009 and 2013 to 2014. He began his career as a physics lecturer and used his long-term association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to become involved with the Janata Party.

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Rajnath Singh flies in Tejas fighter jet, becomes first defence minister to fly in light combat aircraft

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday flew in the Tejas fighter aircraft from the HAL airport in Bengaluru, becoming the first defence minister to fly in the indigenously-built light combat..
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Rajnath Singh gives approval for writing history of India's borders

Work expected to be completed in two years.
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to fly indigenous Tejas aircraft

Tejas, designed and developed by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Aeronautical Development Agency, is India's home-grown single-engine multirole light fighter to replace the Mikoyan-Gurevich..
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Aim is to take economy to $10 trillion by 2030: Rajnath Singh


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Minorities feel safe in India, unlike Pakistan: Rajnath Singh

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday lamented the plight of minorities in Pakistan saying that they are in a constant state of worry over their safety and security. Singh also asserted that..
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Rajnath Singh condoles 9-yr-old dog's death

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh condoled the death of 'Dutch', a canine hero who had served the Indian Army for nine years, on Sunday. Dutch was instrumental in identifying IED in various..
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Pakistan should stop promoting terrorism, otherwise it will disintegrate: Rajnath Singh


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Bioterrorism is 'contagious plague'; armed forces should be at forefront of combating it: Rajnath Singh


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Second deadly Scorpene submarine to be commissioned this month after some delay

The long-delayed 1,565-tonne submarine will follow INS Kalvari, the first Scorpene submarine that was commissioned in December 2017. Defence minister Rajnath Singh will be the chief guest at the..
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Rajnath Singh chairs meeting to review preparation for Defence Expo

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday chaired a meeting of a committee to review the preparation for the 11th edition of Defence Expo, scheduled to be held in Lucknow next year. The meeting was..
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'Did not rest even for a day in 100 days': Rajnath Singh says, 'work done by govt is incredible'

"We did not take rest even for a day in the 100 days of Prime Minister Modi's second term. The work done by our government in these 100 days is incredible," Rajnath Singh said.
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Did not rest even for a day in 100 days; work done is incredible: Rajnath Singh


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India, South Korea strengthen defence ties, two MoUs signed

The MoUs signed on the last day of defence minister Rajnath Singh's three-day visit are aimed at the extension of mutual logistical support for the navies of both countries and furthering defence..
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Rajnath invites South Korean defence industry to produce weapon components in India


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Rajnath Singh meets South Korea's DAPA chief, attends CEO Forum to attract investments in defence sector

"Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh meeting Mr. Wang Jung-hong, the minister defence acquisition and programme administration of the Republic of Korea in Seoul," the defence ministry tweeted. Prior to..
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeong-Doo

During the meeting, both sides agreed that there was great potential to further boost defence ties.
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India open to using force for self-defence: Rajnath Singh


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Indian diaspora in Japan greets Rajnath Singh with 'Jai Shri Ram', 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' chants

Rajnath had reached Tokyo on September 3 on the first leg of his five-day visit to East Asian countries.
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India has never been aggressor but will not hesitate in using its strength to defend itself: Rajnath Singh

"India has never been an aggressor in its history nor will it ever be. But that does not mean that India would balk at using its strength to defend itself," said Singh while addressing a special..
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Rajnath Singh heads to South Korea's Seoul to boost defence, security ties

In South Korea, Singh will be engaging in a bilateral dialogue with counterpart Jeong Kyeong-Doo, the Minister of National Defence, and also call on the Prime Minister Lee Nak-Yon.
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Japan visit remarkable and successful in many ways: Rajnath Singh

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that his two-day visit to Japan has been "remarkable and successful in many ways." "My visit to Japan has been remarkable and successful in many ways...
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India, Japan vow to create a 'free and open' Indo-Pacific

India and Japan reiterated their "unwavering commitment" to working together towards a free and open Indo-Pacific during defence minister Rajnath Singh's two-day visit to Tokyo.
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Pakistan has no locus standi on J&K: Rajnath to Japanese PM


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'Meeting was excellent': Rajnath Singh tweets after holding talks with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

The Defence Minister will be in Japan on September 2 and 3.
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Rajnath Singh lays wreath at Ichigaya in Tokyo, pays tribute to Japan's SDF forces

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday evening (local time) laid a wreath at Ichigaya in Tokyo and paid his respects to Japanese self-defence forces (SDF) personnel who died in the line of..
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Rajnath Singh arrives in Japan to strengthen defence ties

Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday evening (local time) arrived here on the first leg of his five-day visit to East Asian countries, including Japan and South Korea, with an aim to strengthen..
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How defence minister Rajnath Singh is in a new avatar


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Pakistan should look into human rights violations in PoK: Rajnath Singh

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that Pakistan should look into the violation of human rights taking so brazenly in PoK instead of making statements on the internal matters of India. "I..
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Central ministers to visit J&K one by one; release of political leaders gradually: Official

While two central ministers have so far visited Ladakh -- defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday and tribal affairs minister Arjun Munda last week, none have gone to the Valley since August 5. As..
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Stop crying unnecessarily over Kashmir: Rajnath Singh to Pakistan


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Jaitley's mortal remains brought to BJP headquarters; ministers, leaders pay respect

The mortal remains of former finance minister Arun Jaitley were on Sunday morning brought to the BJP headquarters where Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, and senior party leaders and workers..
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Rajnath Singh compares BJP's 303 Lok Sabha members to '3 Nought 3' British rifle

Defence minister Rajnath Singh compared BJP's 303 members in LS to '3 Nought 3' British rifle. Singh lauded the efforts by BJP workers during the 17th LS polls. "You party workers have added a new..
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, IAF chief Dhanoa to visit France to receive first Indian Rafale fighter plane

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa are scheduled to receive the first Rafale fighter jet manufactured by French firm Dassault Aviation for India on September 20.
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IAF to get first Rafale fighter jet next month

Defence minister Rajnath Singh and Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa are set to travel to Paris next month to receive the first of 36 Rafale fighter jets for the Indian Air Force, government sources said on..
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves reform of Army HQ

Proposal of reorganisation measures came with the twin purpose of improving the teeth-to-tail ratio and reducing salary bills in force
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Army to set up Human Rights section headed by Major General rank officer

This was approved by Defence Minster Rajnath Singh as part of a number of decisions taken regarding reorganisation of Army Headquarters.
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Army to set up Human Rights section

This was approved by Defence Minster Rajnath Singh as part of a number of decisions taken regarding reorganisation of Army Headquarters.
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Rajnath Singh & US Defence Secretary Mark Esper talk terrorism

The focus of the talks were India US defence partnership, cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan and abrogation of special status for Jammu and Kashmir
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After Modi-Trump call, Rajnath Singh speaks to US Defence Secretary

According to sources, Rajnath Singh told the US Defence Secretary that the Kashmir issue is an ' internal matter' and a ' sovereign issue.'
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Rajnath Singh holds telephonic conversation with US defence secretary

Defence minister Rajnath Singh held a telephonic conversation with his US counterpart Mark T Esper on Tuesday during which he raised the issue of cross-border terrorism directed against India. Singh..
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Reduce dependence on foreign manufacturers: Rajnath Singh tells IAF

While speaking at the seminar on 'Modernization and Indigenization Plans of Indian Air Force' in New Delhi, the Union Minister said, "There is a sizeable dependency on foreign equipment manufacturers..
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'Let us free PoK and merge it with India': Union Minister Jitendra Singh

This comes after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that PoK will be on top of the agenda if talks are held with Pakistan in future.
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Dialogue with Pakistan on PoK only: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister lays down India's hardline card
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Pak cries foul after Rajnath's remarks on PoK

Pakistan on Sunday said the remarks made by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's on PoK talks are "reflective of the predicament" that India finds itself in following its move to abrogate Article 370.
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'Imran Khan acknowledges what India did in Balakot': Rajnath nails Pak PM over his candid admission

"Few days ago, prime minister of Pakistan said that India is planning to take an action bigger than Balakot. It means that Pakistan PM acknowledges what India did in Balakot," said Rajnath Singh in..
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BJP will win 75-plus seats in Haryana: Rajnath Singh to Zee News, praises Manohar Lal Khattar-led govt

The 'Jan Ashirwad Yatra' will pass through all the 90 Assembly segments in the state in 22 days, drumming up support for the BJP.
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If talks are held with Pak it will now be on PoK, says Rajnath Singh

"Talks with Pakistan will be held only if it stops supporting terror. If talks are held with Pak it will now be on PoK," says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
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